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Blue Star Regiment takes third place in world championships

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North’s Blue Star Regiment (BSR) participated in the World Association of Marching Show Bands on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This marks the first time the World Championships have been held in the United States with the competition occurring from Nov. 28 to Dec. 3.

BSR competed against 18 other bands at the Ralph Watt Stadium in Palm Springs at an event intended for the show band finals.

The international competition is a volunteer organized event which is open to bands from six continents and 13 different nations and is intended to showcase different jazz bands, concert bands, “field show” showbands, and drumlines. BSR was one of 11 bands representing schools located in the United States. However the competition is not exclusively for school bands and is instead open to all qualifying show bands from any of the participating countries. At this years competition the participating bands were representing Brazil, Germany,  the Czech Republic, Poland and the People’s Republic of China.

BSR’s marching band and color guard gave two performances at the competition and were awarded third place overall.

“We didn’t really care what we got because we were going up against a couple of adult bands so we just wanted to have fun. [Besides] I always have faith in our band, no matter what. Saturday were [our] best two performances and I don’t think I would change anything [about them]. Our scores were better than what we thought it was going to be … We won third place. We’re the third best band in the entire world! We gave it our all and it paid off. I would totally do it again,” said junior David Cristales.

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